Professor Nathan Consedine is a health psychologist in the School of Medicine at the University of Auckland. His training is in emotion and emotion regulation looking at how such factors may be linked to physical health including cancer screening, symptoms, adherence, and adaptation to chronic disease. In addition to teaching in the medical program, he supervises PhD students conducting RCTs among arthritis, cancer, and diabetes patients as well as clinician researchers examining how patient, physician, clinical and environmental factors impact medical compassion. He has published more than 140 scientific works and is an Associate Editor and reviewer for numerous international journals. He enjoys fishing, tennis, playing with his son, and listening to the sorts of music that his colleagues dislike.